Tri-County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Below 50
The Tri-County area added a little more than 300 new COVID-19 illnesses since Friday, but Peoria-area hospitals have fewer than 50 coronavirus patients for the first time in four months.
Local health officials on Monday reported three new fatalities linked to the pandemic, bringing the region’s death toll to 519. The latest victims were a Peoria County woman in her 60s, and two Tazewell County women over 70; all three were residents of long-term care facilities.
Area hospitalizations dropped from 51 as of Friday to 44, with 14 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units. That represents the region’s lowest number of COVID patients in hospitals since a count of 42 on Sept. 15.
The 309 infections added over the weekend pushed the Tri-County’s case tally to 32,065 since mid-March, while 2,245 infected residents are currently isolating at home.
Statistics updated Monday on the Illinois Department of Public Heath's online database showed 46,437 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties, with 6,244 residents fully vaccinated – 1.78% of the total population.
The IDPH reported 16 new pandemic-related deaths and 2,312 more COVID cases in the past day, bringing the statewide totals to 1,128,613 infections and 19,259 fatalities. Hospitals across the state have 2,387 patients with the coronavirus, including 515 in ICUs and 278 on ventilators.
Illinois’ preliminary seven-day positivity rate dipped to 4.9%. Total vaccination doses administered increased to 996,410, while 219,367 people in the state have been fully vaccinated.
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